EP 292: Is it going to get better? How to Chase the Bright Side with Simplicity

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These days, it’s too easy to feel swallowed up by social media and lose track of the things that truly matter. How can we shut off the noise and stop using other people as a measure of success? 


In this episode, Jess Ekstrom defines what true success is and how we could chase it by finding deeper meaning in what we do. She also shares habits to get rid of the mental clutter, gain clarity on our goals, and start seeing failures as stepping stones to the future.


Jess Ekstrom helps women tell and sell their stories. As the bestselling author of Chasing the Bright Side, host of the Business on the Bright Side podcast, and creator of guided online journaling service, Bright Pages, Jess has been featured in major media outlets such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Vanity Fair, Seventeen Magazine, Huffington Post and Forbes. After starting and growing her multi-million dollar company, Headbands of Hope, her speaking and writing career took off. But Jess realized that her success wasn’t about how far she can reach—but how far she can help other women reach.



• “We need to pay attention to how much are we delaying what we truly want to do or feel because we keep moving the goalposts.”(13:0 -13:08)

• “The way that I think that we can really give ourselves attention to thought is by creating before we consume.” (13:43-13:50)

• “When we can make space between how we identify with an emotion and that we have feelings of it. It reminds us that it's temporary, and it's not who we are.” (17:01- 7:11)

• “What is the top thing that you're going after? If you achieved that thing but then you had to remove your entire name from it, no one knew it was you, would you still do it?”(23:04-23:21)

• “When you try something, and even if it doesn't work, you have so much more information than you did before. So failures at the end of the day are research for the future.” (28:46-28:55)

• “Don't force yourself to see the bright side, but just have trust that it's developing.” (32:44-32:50)


Connect with Jess:

Website: https://jessekstrom.com

Instagram: @HeadbandsofHope

Facebook: @HeadbandsofHope

Twitter: @HeadbandsofHope

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jessekstrom 

See how guided journaling can help you achieve your goals! Use the code INVEST and get one month for FREE: https://prompted.io/  


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